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besmirch

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Synonyms for besmirch

verb taint
  • blacken
  • defile
  • dishonor
  • slander
  • smear
  • blot
  • discolor
  • smudge
  • soil
  • stain

Antonyms for besmirch

  • honor
  • praise
  • upgrade
  • clean
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More words related to besmirch

besmear

verb. defile
  • befoul
  • besmirch
  • blacken
  • cloud
  • denigrate
  • dirty
  • disgrace
  • smear
  • smudge
  • soil
  • stain
  • sully
  • taint
  • tarnish

defame

verb. inflict libel or slander

defamed

verb. inflict libel or slander

defile

verb. corrupt, violate

defiling

verb. corrupt, violate

denigrate

verb. belittle, malign
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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